#ElCafeDe2013: The Coffee of Sightglass in San Fran.

This past summer I spent a morning in San Francisco coffee shop hopping. The coffee train took me to 7th Street in the SoMa neighborhood and Sightglass Coffee. Who’s that guy with the camera in the windows reflection? 🙂

Sightglass Coffee, San Francisco coffee shop

Upon entering I immediately noticed the wide open spaces. Sightglass is independent, non-chain and family owned. I was at what is soon to be known as their original location. They will soon open a cafe and roastery along 20th Street in the Mission. 🙂

Sightglass Coffee, San Francisco coffee shop

The coffee of choice was the Kiawamururu, Kenya Pour Over. I chatted and shared some laughs with the barista while my coffee was hand crafted and came to life.

There is a #pourover in progress. #SanFrancisco #coffee #ElCafeDe2013

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I passed by the cream & sugar stand long enough to grab a pic…

Sightglass Coffee, San Francisco coffee shop

…and found a spot first by the coffee roaster. The seating was unique and non-uniform throughout.

Sightglass Coffee, San Francisco coffee shop

I enjoy drinking the coffee straight. It had a candy-like sweetness and syrupy feel. Checkout all the bags of coffee beans in the background ready to be roasted. The coffee beans process is watched and followed closely all the way down to the farm level to make sure me and all the other coffee fanatics are getting a unique and beautiful cup of coffee.

Sightglass Coffee, San Francisco coffee shop

Sightglass Coffee, San Francisco coffee shop

I proceeded to enjoy the coffee deliciousness from the upstairs balcony as well.

Sightglass Coffee, San Francisco coffee shop

There I am again shooting a picture of myself, though this time with the Sightglass Coffee pour over in hand! The shot is from in front of the unique bathroom sink and mirror which sits outside the unisex bathrooms on each side.

That's what I look like at a coffee shop. @Sightglass style! #SanFrancisco #SF #coffee #travel

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It was a great first experience at Sightglass Coffee with great coffee, service, conversation and atmosphere. I look forward to returning to the SoMa neighborhood again soon and also getting to the Mission.

Checkout the time I spent at my other coffee stops in San Francisco that morning: Four Barrel Coffee, Blue Bottle Coffee and Ritual Coffee Roasters.

What coffee shops in San Francisco would you recommend checking out?

2 responses to “#ElCafeDe2013: The Coffee of Sightglass in San Fran.

  1. That’s a cool-looking cup, something that my grandma used to have. 🙂 This place definitely goes on m y to-try-next-time list. Can’t wait to be back in SF.

    • Was a cool cup to carry around as I was scoping out the place. 🙂 Sightglass is thought of as one of the best coffee stops in the city too. Me to of course, in regards to getting back! 🙂

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